Lush Life

To be a lush chef, does not mean to drink in excess - this can result in scary fires and bad dishes. A lush chef is one who enjoys gourmet cooking/baking, often with fresh ingredients and the smart use of one's home bar. If there happens to be half a bottle of beer, a glass of wine, or a sip of brandy left over...well, one cannot be wasteful. I give you permission to imbibe.

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Jul 5, 2012

Strawberry Mojito

The strawberries are at their peak at the market and I can't enough of them, so of course I'll find any opportunity I can get to put them in a cocktail.  Whether it's my Spicy Strawberry Basil Margarita or a Strawberry Mojito, you can't go wrong with muddling this fruit into some libations.  These mojitos are sweet and refreshing, and I love having one or two of these after dinner instead of dessert.  Heck, maybe I should just freeze these into popsicles sometime...

Strawberry Mojito
  • 3 strawberries
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 3 oz soda water
- Put the strawberries, mint leaves and simple syrup into a shaker and muddle.
- Add the lime juice, rum and 3 ice cubes and shake.
- Pour into a glass and top with soda water.
- Add another mint leaf or sliced strawberry for garnish.